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Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt (1799-1882), Home Secretary

Sitter in 14 portraits
A British Whig politician. He held office under four Prime Ministers: Lord Melbourne, Lord John Russell, Lord Aberdeen, and Lord Palmerston, and served three times as Home Secretary. Grey trained in the law, and was called to the Bar in 1826. He began a successful legal practice but turned instead to politics. He entered Parliament in 1832, and quickly made his mark in the House of Commons. As well as Home Secretary, Grey held a number of other senior offices including Secretary of State for the Colonies and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In total, he spent fourteen years as Home Secretary, and was described as 'Prime Minister in all internal affairs'.

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1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
pencil, pen and ink and wash, 1855
NPG 1125

1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a

Ax16399

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16399

Ax17745

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17745

Ax8565

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax8565

Ax21860

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21860

Ax10072

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax10072

Ax39794

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax39794

Ax8564

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax8564

D20646

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1859)
NPG D20646

D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

D3783

Ye Pilgrimage to Bedlam 1864

after P. Atkinson
lithograph, 1864 or after
NPG D3783

Ax38764

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax38764

Ax15861

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by William Walker
print, circa 1865
NPG Ax15861

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